Thanks to all the staff and students for helping us raise over £70 for


Look... we've got our in the foyer at lunchtime from today until 21 March - to celebrate Book Fair Week. Over 200 of the newest and best books for secondary students, from over sixty publishers. Starting at £2.99 ? Come along!


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Best of luck to everyone who is taking part in the March Maths Challenge this week. Don't forget there are bonus points tomorrow to celebrate . Send us your pics having fun so we can RT


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A new online service is available to 11-19-year olds across and south east London, offering free, anonymous and emotional well-being support. Visit for details.


We've now got our own 'Literary Canon' to promote a love of - 100 fantastic books we're encouraging students to read before they leave school. With 3 brand new copies of each one now in the school . Find out more


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KS3 have made a serious dent in their HGA Canon bookshelves...


This week's primary newsletter is out now, with loads of pics from our fabulous World Book Day celebrations yesterday. Read or download now at


was a huge success with characters from all realms descending on the academy! What a fantastic day!


Frantically filling in the ! Who’s going to win?!!


Queues outside the library at lunchtime for the launch of the HGA Literary Canon! Hope you’re ready


🏉Tag-rugby update: the finals went to extra time where HGA faught valiantly but lost 2-1. Well done children and coach. See you soon!🏉


🏉Tag-rugby: your children have made it to the finals! ETA around 6.15pm. Apologies to those having to wait- do come in and take a seat!


“This trip gave me the opportunity to travel for the first time and I can’t wait to travel again!” Lily, Yr 13. Find out more about our recent fantastic three-day trip to . Report and pics at


In we are looking at The Ten Commandments. The children planned out freeze frames and performed them in class for others to guess which commandment they showed. Can you guess these three? Find lots more examples of at


Baroque music on chime bars... Year 6 have been learning about from the period and learning how to play Pachelbel's Canon on the chime bars. See lots more examples of at


Twig art by Year 1. We searched the school grounds to collect twigs and leaves and then created fabulous tree collages, including this lovely one by Rokas. See lots more examples of at


When take time to personally inspire their audience! our learners will be thrilled to know that you've sent this!


We're all reading Journey this week; our learning will take us out of this world and into another! A message for the chn?


Mysterious red doors have appeared over the weekend. Curious! Could it have anything to do with ?


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Can’t wait for our year 7s to begin The Scholars Programme this summer!

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Posted on March 14th 2019

Book Fair Comes to School, 14-21 March

Book Fair 3It's Book Fair Week for secondary students at Harris Garrard Academy from 14-21 March - with our own bookshop in the foyer by the library at lunchtime.

Students will have the opportunity to look through bookcases containing over 200 of the newest and best books from over sixty publishers. 

With books starting from only £2.99, plus exclusive titles that you won’t see in the shops or at any other fairs, there’s something for everyone!

Scholastic has provided cases full of new, popular books, as well as the classics which schools can sell, to bring a book shop into the heart of the school so that children can browse.

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At HGA, we often hold a Book Fair around World Book Day to try and gain maximum momentum leading up to the fair. It's all about getting children talking about books! They compare what they bought at the Book Fair and create their own book clubs too.

The academy also gets a percentage of the taking which we use to buy books for the school. Last year the target for the Primary Phase target was £600, and thanks to all the parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents who have taken the time to come to the Book Fair, we smashed our target.

Book Fair 2What students say last year...

"It’s so cool to have a book shop at school. Can we have another one?"

What staff said...

"There’s a real buzz around the classroom. My children love reading but this has made them really excited. They’re comparing blurbs and authors all on their own."

Come along and see for yourself, 14-21 March 2019.